Folk in Hull is staging a day of free music and activities in and around Trinity Square this summer.

Folk in Hull at Trinity Square will take place on Saturday, August 14, and will feature a programme of live bands during the day in both Trinity Market and Hull Minster.

The Trinity Market stage will host a daytime programme of music including String Theory, Codends and the Quicksilver Kings, with the evening programme featuring Slim Tubby and the Vitamin Ds, Work in Progress, Tim O’Connor and the Poachers, and the Hillbilly Troupe.

Acts in the Minster, in a daytime programme from 11am to 5pm, include Spare Hands, the Smugglers, Ellie Pollard and Fiddlers Elbow.

Traditional folk dancers will be dancing in the square, which will also be hosting the Kitsch Market, an arts and crafts market that takes place on the second Saturday of every month.

The weekend will prove to be a bumper one for sessiongoers, as during the day on the Saturday there will be a traditional tunes session, followed by a singaround, in Vintage bar in Silver Street – this is in addition to the regular Whittington & Cat session the previous Friday, and the Minerva session the following Sunday.

Folk in Hull has recently partnered with HEY Workshops, which works with communities and businesses to deliver creative solutions, activities, events, workshops and training.

For the event on August 14, Louise Cramond, owner of HEY Workshops and Folk in Hull trustree, will be crafting an installation live on stage in Hull Minster during the performance of the Hull Folk Collective. The final piece will be auctioned off, with proceeds going towards Folk in Hull and future events.

Folk in Hull at Trinity Square is being run alongside the Trinity Beer Festival, a separate ticketed event on August 13-14, also featuring local bands including Ramble Gamble, The Nocturnal Flowers, and Dogfinger Steve.

Please note: given the ongoing pandemic situation, the programme is subject to change.


Daytime programme
11am Derek Waudby
12pm String Theory
1pm Lloyd Dobbs and Tom Stratton
2pm Jean Weatherill
3pm Codends
4pm James Waudby
4.30pm Quicksilver Kings

Evening programme
6pm Slim Tubby and the Vitamin Ds
7pm Work in Progress
8pm Tim O’Connor and the Poachers
9pm The Hillbilly Troupe


11am Hull Chanty Crew
11.45am Ralph and Helene Marks
12.20pm Paul and Liz Davenport
1.05pm Jean Weatherill
1.40pm The Smugglers
2.25pm Hull Folk Collective
3pm Spare Hands
3.45pm Ellie Pollard
4.20pm Fiddler’s Elbow


Vintage Bar, Silver Street
11am-1pm Traditional tunes
1pm-5pm Singaround

The Hillbilly Troupe
The Smugglers

Fiddlers Elbow